Cream Cheese Banana Bread & Orange Glaze

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Source: Eat at Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of mashed banana (about 4 medium bananas) 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoons orange peel

Directions

  1. Mash the bananas in a small bowl till there aren’t any lumps.
  2. In a large bowl, blend together butter and cream cheese.
  3. Blend in the sugar till creamy, then the eggs, mashed bananas, and vanilla. 
  4. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.  Add them to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Pour into 2 well-greased loaf pans.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-75 minutes.  (I cooked mine for 75 minutes – the edges were just about to get too brown so the time made me nervous and I removed them from the oven.  The inside was perfect!)  Remove loaves from pan onto a cookie rack to cool.

For Glaze:  Start with less than the 3 Tablespoons of orange juice, stirring it into the powdered sugar until you get a nice consistency (about that of Elmer’s glue).  I recommend waiting to make the glaze until just before serving over the bread.

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